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Reviving Ophelia (2010)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 11 October 2010
The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writers:

Teena Booth (teleplay), Mary Pipher (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Kaczmarek ... Marie
Rebecca Williams ... Elizabeth Jones
Nick Thurston ... Mark Stenwyck
Carleigh Beverly ... Kelli Dunley
Peter Outerbridge ... Walter
Kim Dickens ... Le Anne
Joe Dinicol ... Cody
Jordan Hudyma ... Austin
Lola Tash ... Vicky
Rebekah Miskin ... Lainie
Shanice Banton ... Amy
Deborah Grover ... Principal Miller (as Deb Grover)
Kim Roberts ... Lindsay
Andrew Moodie ... Mr. Marshall
Jamie Johnston ... Ty Benchley
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Storyline

Marie Jones and Le Ann Dunley are sisters that leaned on one another through their life challenges. Marie is married and Le Anne is a single mother. Marie and husband Walter raise a seventeen year old daughter named Elizabeth, who has a picture perfect life with a seemingly equally wonderful boyfriend named Mark. Le Ann raises her sixteen year old daughter named Kelli and finds it tough to relate to the pressures her daughter is facing with boys, friends, and school. Meanwhile, Mark and Elizabeth are getting along well, and starting to have a perfect life. The relationship turns stormy however, Mark is dominating her by calling her continuously and not allowing her to talk to other men. One night she is hospitalized, but denies that Mark has put her there. Kelli begins to get suspicious about the bruises that Elizabeth has sustained. Elizabeth's parents try to intervene in the relationship but it doesn't do any good. Finally, Elizabeth cannot take the abuse anymore so she decides to ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Goofs

Elizabeth's weight fluctuates from scene to scene. This is especially noticeable when Mark & Elizabeth are play-fighting during Kelly's movie night. She is somewhat heavy. But when she & Mark are making love, which is only days later at most, she is noticeably slimmer. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: [opens the door] Kelli's lying, okay? She hates Mark.
[throws bag to the right of the door]
Marie: How long are you gonna keep denying it?
Elizabeth: I-I fell - I tripped over the curb-I
[Marie grabs her from behind]
Marie: [hysterical, emotional] You look in the mirror!
Elizabeth: [mutters] Or what?
Marie: Tell me you did that to your face by falling!
[pushes past her]
Elizabeth: Mom - where -
[...]
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Soundtracks

Save Me
Performed by Kari Kimmel
Written by Kari Kimmel
Published by Tzviah music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Tzviah music (ASCAP)
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Excellent Movie but Overbalanced Towards the Feminine
23 May 2012 | by rob-richesSee all my reviews

This is one excellent movie. The characters have been stretched from real life people towards easily recognizable stereotypes that create an emotional tension which invites audience participation (what would you do?) and which heightens the issues and of teenage infatuation, 'love' as ownership, being overly agreeable as an unworkable position, and the traps that girls fall into by caring too much (among others).

The writers were women, so the characterization of the female characters was outstanding, but they clearly don't understand the emotional conflicts experienced by males (who does, actually?), so the male acting was unpotentiated which, if it had been with more emotional beef would have made this a first class movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adolescentes em Perigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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